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Dr. Jerrold D. Green Joins Academic Partnerships’ Senior Advisory Board

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President and CEO of Pacific Council on International Policy to advise on strategic direction


DALLAS, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Academic Partnerships, one of the world’s largest online service providers for higher education, announced today that Dr. Jerrold D. Green joined its senior advisory board. World-renowned for his work in international policy, Green will lend his extensive global expertise to assist the company in its globalization efforts.

Green is currently the president and CEO of the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles and a research professor at the Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism at the University of Southern California. A close colleague of Academic Partnerships’ Chairman and CEO Randy Best, Green formerly served as the director of international programs and development at the RAND Corporation where he oversaw the activities of the Center for Asia Pacific Policy, the Center for Russia and Eurasia, and the Center for Middle East Public Policy.

“As a foremost expert in foreign policy, diplomacy and global relationship building, Jerry’s knowledge will be invaluable to Academic Partnerships’ international expansion strategy,” said Best. “I have relied on his counsel for years, and I am thrilled to officially welcome him to our advisory board.”

During his distinguished career, Green has lectured on six continents and has been a visiting fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Science’s West Asian Studies Center in Beijing, the Center for African and Middle East Studies in Havana and the Australian Defense College. He is an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy, the United States Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel and the Advisory Board of the Suu Foundation headed by Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. In addition, Green serves on the University of California at Berkeley’s advisory board for the Entrepreneurship & Development in the Middle East Program and was formerly on the Advisory Committee of The Asia Society of Southern California and the Board of Columbia University’s Middle East Institute in New York.

“Academic Partnerships is the industry’s thought leader, defining the future of higher education through continuous innovation,” said Green. “Joining its impressive senior advisory board of revered thinkers and influencers is a unique opportunity to rethink traditional models of higher education and focus on the global opportunity, which will strengthen universities at home and abroad while making higher education more accessible worldwide.”

About Academic Partnerships

Academic Partnerships is a leading online service provider for higher education globally. The company assists universities in converting their on-campus degree programs into an online format, recruits qualified students for those programs and supports enrolled students through graduation. Serving public and private not-for-profit universities in the United States and top international institutions, Academic Partnerships is guided by the principle that the opportunities presented through technology-aided learning make higher education more accessible and achievable. The company was founded by social entrepreneur Randy Best, who has spent nearly 20 years developing innovative learning solutions to improve education. For more information, please visit

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